Drake has left BMI Publishing for a deal with ASCAP, as earlier reports have now been confirmed, with a statement from the musician himself.

"For me, a big part of making music is getting the opportunity to work with people I love, trust and respect,"

"As an organization run by music creators, ASCAP represents a whole community of kindred spirits. Joining ASCAP was just a natural choice for me because I know my music is in the best possible hands."

Drake's latest single 'Started From The Bottom' is currently at or near the top of the charts in multiple countries and his last release was the critically acclaimed Take Care.